The variations that exist of the popular pico de gallo salsa are almost endless. Each cook has its own recipe and each place maintains a repertoire of picos de gallo that uses some of their local products.
This preparation is one of the most originals for 2 reasons: requires very few ingredients and one of them is a fruit known as xoconostle – is similar to a prickly pear but it is less popular and it has a more complex flavor.
In the recipe the xoconostle is combined with serrano pepper, onion, jicama, lime juice and more ingredients that generate a salsa that is different, spicy and with a very interesting acidic point. It is perfect plain as snack it can also be used in a breakfast or in some main course of your choice.
About the Recipe
The preparation of this salsa is simple and it doesn’t require much experience.
The only way of making this recipe is with xoconostle and it cannot be replaced for prickly pear.
In this recipe we are going to use jicama, we recommend buying one that has a smooth skin because this indicates that is in very good conditions.